JML Rotary Scout is a 39’ cruising yacht owned by SCOUTS South Africa. Used for an extensive sailing programme throughout the year that includes sailing training of scouts, development programmes for under-privileged children and ocean racing.
JML Rotary Scout is a 39’ cruising yacht owned by SCOUTS South Africa. During the Cape summer season she is moored at the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Table Bay near Cape Town’s city centre and during winter at a mooring at the False Bay Yacht Club next to Simon’s Town in the southern part of the Cape peninsula. Both of these yacht clubs generously sponsor her moorings each year.
The yacht is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers who, together with the generous help of sponsors that provide much-needed funds and equipment, keep her in ship-shape condition year round. By all accounts JML Rotary Scout is one of the most sailed yachts in South Africa, which is attributed to her dedicated skippers and crew who put in countless hours to ensure that as many scouts as possible throughout South Africa get to experience keel boat sailing.
The JML Rotary Scout sailing programme falls under the control of the Sea Scout Base and is managed by an Advisory Committee of volunteers. The yacht is sailed regularly in an extensive sailing programme throughout the year that includes keel boat sail training of scouts, development programmes for under-privileged children and ocean racing. JML Rotary Scout has participated in three Governor’s Cup races to St Helena Island and two Cape To Rio yacht races to date and the 2016 Vasco da Gama yacht race from Durban to Port Elizabeth, and will take part in the 2017 Cape to Rio race which commences on Boxing Day in 2016.
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